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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

'Exceptional points' give rise to counterintuitive physical effects
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm

No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser—all […]

CP violation or new physics?
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—Over the past few years, multiple neutrino experiments have detected hints for […]

Linear deutron and light ion accelerator successfully tested in Dubna
Posted on July 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has successfully launched a new linear deuteron and light […]

Mapping electromagnetic waveforms
Posted on July 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

Munich Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic […]